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Guest Editorial: Team Internet is far from done

By Elliot Harmon and Corynne McSherry What’s next for net neutrality and how you can help Defying the facts, the law, and the will of millions of Americans, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal net neutrality protections. It’s difficult to understate how radical the FCC’s decision was. The internet has operated under formal and informal net […]

Guest Editorial: GOP tax bills short-change middle class

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

When considering any attempt to reform our tax code, the first question I ask myself is, “Will it help the middle class?” After carefully looking over the Republican tax bills proposed in the House and Senate, the only answer I can come to is, “No, these bills won’t help the middle class.” In fact, they will do just the opposite.

Calendar: Oct. 27 – Nov. 23, 2017

Friday, Oct. 27

Seventh Annual Spooky Campover
Lions, Tigers & Bears, an animal sanctuary, is hosting a family-friendly overnight where you can sleep under the stars with rescued exotic animals. Bring camping gear, food, a pumpkin to carve and your Halloween costume. Tickets start at $35 and proceeds will benefit the animals. 3 p.m. on Friday to noon on Saturday. 24402 Martin Way in Alpine. Visit bit.ly/2ihrp3a or call 619-659-8078 ext. 2.

Guest Editorial: Court reporters necessary to assure fairness in domestic violence situations

By Genevieve A. Suzuki

A recent financial decision has placed San Diego family law attorneys in quite a pickle: In an effort to deal with decreased funding, as of Sept. 5, the San Diego Superior Court cut court reporters, taking away official records from some of the cases that need them most.

La Mesa News Briefs: Oct. 27 – Nov. 23, 2017

Oasis named finalist in Nonprofit Pitch Fest

San Diego Oasis, a nonprofit organization with office locations in La Mesa and Escondido, was named a finalist in ESET’s Nonprofit Pitch Fest.

Nonprofit organizations submitted essays on how their program would contribute to the next 30 years of innovation in their community. Out of more than 30 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations, San Diego Oasis was selected and will be awarded a $2,000 prize.

Guest Editorial: You can continue to count on Covered California

By Covered California Staff

With everything going on at the national level, it would not be surprising if some are a little confused about what’s happening with Covered California — the only place to get financial help to pay for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. 

Here’s the bottom line: The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Open enrollment in California begins on Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.